2016 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
September 24, 2016
Phoenix at New York
Saturday 09/24 07:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on New York +2.5 (-105) (risk 1 to return 1.95) RESULT: LOSS
Phoenix is a long way from home at Madison Square Garden, its third straight road game. It's also their eighth road game in the last 10 contests. Phoenix has pulled off a pair of road wins the last two games, but is still 4-4 straight-up over the last eight. They rank eighth in the WNBA in rebounding, assists and points allowed. Phoenix is in the role of favorite, but they are 20-31 ATS as chalk over the last two seasons. New York is home, the top team in the East. The Liberty are tops in the WNBA in rebounding, fourth in assists, plus fifth in points allowed. New York has star Tina Charles, a post player who became just the third player in league history to be the leading scorer (21.5 points per game) and rebounder (9.9). New York has had more than a week off to prepare for this win-or-go-home game, while this is the third game in six nights for Phoenix. The Liberty are 43-26 ATS after three or more consecutive losses, plus 99-65 ATS after a loss by 10+ points. New York won the regular-season series against Phoenix 2-1, including a 92-70 win in the most recent meeting on September 3. New York missed its first seven shots, but still led 29-14 after one, shot 44.9% for the game and held Phoenix to 32.8% shooting. Take New York.